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Wednesday, June 19, 2013


You may have noticed the Astrology tab above, where I show some examples of facial appearance affected by rising planets.  Here is an excerpt of an article that discusses different face shapes and traits associated with planetary types (it does not specify if this is related to planets that are rising).

The Science of Face Reading
Dr. Jerry Epstein

Choleric is square and trapezhoid.
 

"The personality types are typified in the following way:

The earth or square-faced type is feisty, pugnacious, practical, materialistic, needs things, prizes logical thinking, is an excellent family man or woman, possessive, demanding, jealous, loyal, dutiful, and extremely competitive. Jimmy Cagney is an example, as is Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

The saturn or trapezoid type is the most perseverant of all. He⁄she is also the most hypersexual type, often mistaking sex for love. Saturns take a long time between a thought and an act and are quite ruminative. They are natural researchers and are meticulously attentive to detail. They can take one point and go deeply with it. They are often subjected to bone fractures. Clint Eastwood and Julia Roberts are examples of this type.
The uranus, a long trapezoid, is the rarest type. People of this type are visionary thinkers, their ideas being far ahead of their time. They are an extension of the saturns. They are quite difficult to relate to since they are intolerant of those who don't resonate with or understand their ideas. They are the worst dressers of all, having virtually no sense of color coordination. Edward R. Murrow, perhaps the most innovative journalist of the twentieth century, was of this type.
Melancholic is triangle, top wide.
This is very different.
 

The mercury or triangular-shaped face is a person who is elusive, reclusive, accommodating to his or her surroundings like a chameleon, since mercuries depend on the outside world to frame their identity. They are elegant, often are performers and entertainers, professors, or physicians. (Mercury was the god of medicine, communication, thieves.) They are impatient and are always looking for new sensory impressions. They feel unstable in the world, feeling that the ground is literally slipping out from under their feet. Nancy Reagan, Madonna, Woody Allen and Fred Astaire are prime examples.
So this is interesting, he does not associate round
with Sanguine, just like the Greeks.
  

The mars or rectangular type is a gregarious person who is good humored, fickle in relationships commonly, has a short temper and a penchant for war. (Ares or Mars was the god of war.) The mars types are impetuous, daredevils who risk life and limb in dangerous actions. They are the army officers and love a good fight. You'll find many CEOs, surgeons, scientists, sculptors, cartoonists, football players amongst this type. Lucille Ball is of this type, as is Ronald Reagan, who is a prototypical mars.

The sun, with an oval face, like an egg standing on its end, is a natural leader; an individual who does not require intimacy while still being quite gregarious. Sun types are often mislabeled as haughty, snobbish, aloof, and the like, which is not really the case. They will work a lifetime for one cause. They are highly principled, even in the realm of finance. They cannot be intimidated. They often gravitate to diplomacy, medicine, high finance, aeronautics amongst other activities. Their power of intellect to formulate concepts is prodigious. Dwight Eisenhower and Grace Kelly are excellent representatives of the sun.

The venus type, with a lozenge-shaped face, is spunky, extroverted, and has a lively intelligence. They work for social causes as a primary aim in life. They glory in aesthetics, being related directly to beauty. They are conciliatory by nature, always looking to mediate disputes. Easily flattered, they tend as well to attract the opposite sex without trouble. They are never in want of a social life, are quite loving, and tend to talk voluminously. Elizabeth Taylor is the quintessential female venus, while Tom Cruise is the male counterpart.

The pluto type, with a hexagonal-shaped face, is an extension of the mars type. Plutos are hugely successful in business, often having a midas touch. They are wonderful caretakers, being quite loyal. They have the most penetrating eyes of any of the types. They are unfazed by life, take things as they come, and don't fret. Quite strong physically, they are quite resistant to illness and hardly ever miss work. Ginger Rogers exemplified this type.
Interesting again, he associated round face
with Phlegmatic, like the Greeks.
 

The moon individuals, or circular types, have a very slow rhythm, which makes them appear lazy to others. Their moods determine their relationship on a daily basis. They are moody and sensitive, as they feel deeply. They love children and are nurturing by nature. Moon women are dreamy, often poetic, are singers and dancers. For the moon women the bond to their children often supersedes their relationship to their husbands, who must be prepared to accept a secondary role in the family constellation. The singer Rosemary Clooney is of this type. The actor⁄comedian John Candy was the male version.

The neptune person, with an oblong-shaped face, is a highly spiritual, innovative, creative individual. Neptunes are musicians, artists, and muses in general. They often dream of angels and need to seek spiritual dimensions or other realities early in life. The characteristic trait distinguishing this type is the inability to sustain a relationship and to see a relationship clearly. They usually feel confused in⁄by relationships. Duke Ellington was a most creative neptune.

The jupiter type, with a reverse-trapezoid face, is generous, tolerant, understanding, devoted, objective, and very concerned with justice. Jupiters tend to find injustice everywhere and want to right all wrongs. They are religious by nature and can gravitate to the pulpit or to the judiciary. Their intelligence is synthetic, in that logic and intuition blend together very well, which makes them visionary. They can be pompous, dogmatic, and full of rage after much provocation. Margaret Thatcher is an instance of a successful jupiter, while Alfred Hitchcock and Al Gore are representative males.

One helpful point in assessing facial types is that the front faces are associated characteristically with temperamental types. That is: the earth, saturn, uranus faces are connected with the bilious temperament and will manifest medical issues connected with that temperament. In the same vein, the mercury face is associated with the nervous temperament. Here we commonly see nervous system and skin problems. The mars, venus, sun, pluto types are connected with the sanguine temperament. Here the mars and pluto have muscular and joint problems respectively. The venus type suffers commonly from genital disturbances, while the sun is vulnerable to cardiovascular problems. The neptune, moon, and jupiter types are associated with the lymphatic temperament. Here we might find endocrine and lung disturbances (including the epithelial lining), and diseases of the digestive tract."










Jane Rekas
Written by Jane Rekas

Jane Leu Rekas, LCSW, CHt, writes a blog about seasonal color analysis and the four humors. She is certified in Color Me A Season color analysis and does Color Profiles individualized fabric fans online and in Hood River, Oregon.

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